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Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke
Description
Creators
Clarke, Elizabeth, Author
Clarke, William
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from his younger sister Elizabeth Clarke, who is living in Sheffield, England. Her letter mentions that she has settled back at the Cherrytree Orphanage after a 1 week holiday, and adds that there are now 40 kids at Orphanage following new arrivals. She is currently working on the kitchen baking 15 loaves a day among other cooking. She also mentions that she has grown and is now the ‘biggest’ girl in the Orphanage.
Two pages, one double sided.
Date of Original
September 30, 1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.015
Collection
Shirley Caron Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
  • England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 53.38297 Longitude: -1.4659
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke. September 30, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.015.
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County of Brant Public Library
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County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
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Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
Full Text

Cherry tree Orphanage

Jotley Rise

N. Sheffield

Sept 30th

Dear Billie,

I suppose you will think I am never going

to write again but here I am again all well and

happy and we have all settled down after our holidays.

Vera was [rather] lucky this year wasn't she?

Having a months holiday and I only had a week but

I guess I enjoyed myself just as much as Vera did

I can tell you.

We had three new children last

week and we are expecting another two tomorrow

which will mean 40 children altogether and

we have got a little puppy which is only a month

old rather young to be taken from its mother

isn't it. He is a little black Spaniel and

sometimes it cries just like a baby and the

children call it "Bobbie" which doesn't suit it.

"Nigger" or "Blackie" would be better. A man came

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came the other day and [bit] a piece off

its tail and it did cry which seemed rather cruel.

[Mahon] is going on he holidays on

the 13th October for a who and she is going to have all

the girls cleaning all through the place before

she goes but I shan't help because I am in

the kitchen all day with the cook.

This year we have had rather

a good crop of apples and plums; to say what there

is other years and we have had over 1/2 ton of

potatoes and it isn't very nice to think that

I shall have the majority of them to peel.

What do you think

Billie I have been taught to bake and I

bake every day in the week except [Fri]: Sat.,

and of course Sunday and roughly one baking

makes 15 loaves, but last time I made 20

and that's more than I could do when I last

saw you isn't it and I am learning quite a

lot of things in the house now.

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Now the dark nights are coming we are learning

how to make hammocks in the guides the

[captain] is showing us how to do it and it

seems ever so easy to see her doing it but

when it comes to one starting on well I am

thinking I shall be stranded.

Don't you think

my writings getting awful I do because since

I've left school I have got out of practice

and I seldom have a pen in my [fingers]

except when writing letters.

I think this is all just

now except I have grown considerably since

I left school and am now the biggest girl

and the gardener always calls me "Fats" when

he see's me he is a fool. I have grown out

of all my frocks and have had to have a new

frock made specially. I'll close now so

goodnight. From your ever loving

sister Liz.

xxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S. write back

as soon as you

can.

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Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from his younger sister Elizabeth Clarke, who is living in Sheffield, England. Her letter mentions that she has settled back at the Cherrytree Orphanage after a 1 week holiday, and adds that there are now 40 kids at Orphanage following new arrivals. She is currently working on the kitchen baking 15 loaves a day among other cooking. She also mentions that she has grown and is now the ‘biggest’ girl in the Orphanage.
Two pages, one double sided.